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3:35 PM ET, August 11, 2012

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Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Fareed Zakaria Apologizes for ‘Lapse’; Faces Time and CNN Suspensions  —  Update: 5:17 p.m.: CNN, where Zakaria hosts the show Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square), has suspended Zakaria as well.  Here's an official statement: … Though CNN has pulled the blog post, we found it thanks to Google cache.
Dave Smith / International Business Times:
Paul Ryan: How Mitt Romney Failed to Announce His VP Before Twitter  —  Mitt Romney needed to announce his VP decision by Aug. 11.  His plan?  Supporters of the campaign would download a free app for iPhone or Android called “Mitt's VP,” which promised they would be the first to know the official news of Romney's running mate.
TechCrunch:
Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M  —  On the heels of Google buying Wildfire and Salesforce nabbing Buddy Media, we have heard from two very reliable sources, plus a third anonymous source, that Gannett Co., the media giant that owns USA Today and other properties, is buying BLiNQ Media.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
From BuzzFeed to Flipboard, The Clip Report Vol. 2 predicts the future of media  —  In our changing media landscape it's important to note the ways in which different sites are being used and are seen - not only by their readers but also by the people who are using them for effective marketing.
Discussion: Poynter
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Under Copyright Pressure, Google to Alter Search Results  —  Big media companies won a battle in the fight to combat online piracy on Friday when Google said it would alter its search algorithms to favor Web sites that offered legitimate copyrighted movies, music and television.
Kevin Breen / The Skeptical Libertarian:
Jonah Lehrer's Teller Deception  —  Tuesday night, I showed a printed excerpt from Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, to Teller, the quieter half of the magic duo Penn and Teller.  Teller read what was allegedly a statement he made about a previous point in his career …
Discussion: Poynter
Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post:
Laid Off Times-Picayune Vets Reinvent Themselves  —  Two journalists fired by the New Orleans Times-Picayune have a plan to escape a struggling industry and the unemployment into which it is dumping them.  —  The paper announced in June that it would lay off 200 or so employees, including photographers Susan Poag and Rusty Costanza.
Matthew Wong / Venture Capital Dispatch:
VCs Tune In to YouTube Channels  —  Producer and director Brian Robbins started AwesomenessTV six months ago to provide streaming shows ranging from a version of “The View” for teenage girls to a program featuring sports highlights and bloopers hosted by NBA star Blake Griffin.
Discussion: Noted
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Ad It Up: Viewers Show High Tolerance for Online Spots  —  Despite being bombarded by an unprecedented fusillade of advertising, consumers of digital video content continue to display a high tolerance for sponsor messaging.  —  According to a new report from the video monetization firm FreeWheel …
Rebecca Shabad / Roll Call:
FCC Database Creates Headaches for TV Stations in Battlegrounds  —  A Federal Communications Commission plan to make television stations disclose how many political ads they have sold is creating administrative headaches for network affiliates in battleground states that deal with a dozen …
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Sara Ganim: When covering big stories, ‘it matters who you work for’  —  Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim says “it matters who you work for” when reporting on big investigative stories.  —  While working as a courts and crime reporter at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa. …
AllThingsD:
With Billions Burning a Hole in Her Pocket, Here Are Some Companies Yahoo's Mayer Might Be Eyeing (And Buying)  —  Now that she could have $4 billion more to play with from the proceeds of Yahoo's sale of its Chinese assets, here's a fun new Silicon Valley parlor game to enjoy: “What will Marissa Mayer buy?”
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Padraic Halpin / Reuters:
NBC asked to cease ringside commentary  —  LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Olympic boxing's governing body said it had asked London Games' organisers to tell American broadcaster NBC to cease its ringside commentary at the boxing arena on Friday because they were disrupting officials.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian sees 2.1% of iPad readers pay  —  Last month, Guardian Media Group used its annual financial disclosure to report it has, so far, attracted 17,000 paying iPad subscribers.  —  Friday's full annual report adds there have been 804,000 downloads of that app.
Discussion: Media Week
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
GMG chief executive takes pay cut
 
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Sara Morrison / CJR:
A tale of two Finkes  —  Deadline Hollywood doyenne Nikki Finke …
Discussion: FilmDrunk, FishbowlNY and FishbowlLA
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: Journalists' lousy understanding of fair use leads to self-censorship
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
NPR Planet Money Host Adam Davidson Under Fire from Rogue Media Ethicists (Updated)
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Barrydriller.com Claims to Compete Against Barry Diller's Aereo
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David Wagner / The Atlantic Wire:
David Rakoff, Essayist and ‘This American Life’ Contributor, Has Died
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Dish Chairman Says Subscribers Don't Like AMC Shows That Much, Anyway
Discussion: Fast Company
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC: Thompson didn't criticise GB coverage